ILO labour force participation rates for 10-14 years old versus
UNESCO school enrolment ratios
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the ILO data in relation to the UNSECO
data on school enrolment for 44 countries for the year 1990. An earlier evaluation based
on Child Labour Surveys in 6 countries (Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and
Turkey) showed suprisingly that except for one country (Philippines) the ILO labour
force participation rates for the age group 10-14 years tended to be higher than the
corresponding rates obtained from specialised national child labour surveys.